Wednesday June 20th, 2012
What an exhausting couple of days this has been. With high heat and wind gusts of 35 to 40 miles an hour it feels like you are standing in a furnace being blasted by hot air all the time. It seems like just within the last couple of days the grass is brown and crunchy and plants are wilting by 10 in the morning. Between trying to keep the animals cool and watered and the plants alive we are exhausted. There is a chance of rain tonight and we are praying for atleast a shower to cool things off maybe and an end to the wind.
Thus far 15 turkeys have hatched in the incubator. Moved 19 turkeys from the brooder to tractor to make room for the new ones.
Pulled up first and second plantings of peas (Champion of England). Picked first picking off the small hybrids in North garden. Shelled a picking of peas for the freezer.
Pulled up first broccoli plantings for the chickens : ) Second broccoli planting putting on heads.
I have managed to injure my back somehow and am using heating pad and trying to take it easy for a day or two. Hoping it is maybe just a strained muscle.
Neighboring farmer brought me some free straw bales that got rained on the other day for my garden. I am going to take him some fresh veggies.
Dinner venison steaks, baked potatoes from the garden, corn on the cob homegrown from freezer, coleslaw from the fresh cabbage in garden and a peach cake made with my homegrown canned peaches. It was truly a feast and we are thankful.
Blessings from The Holler